3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2008 10:10 AM by TroyB

    Is there no EASY installation method? IBM Director and ESX 3.5

    TroyB Hot Shot

       

      Wow.  We have several ESX Server farms here.   Some on HP's using SIM, some on Dell using Open Manage, and we just got some new x3650 IBM servers that we were planning on setting up in IBM Director.

       

       

      Why can I not seem to find straight forward documentation for setting these up?  The HP and Open Manage setups were cake but I'm having some major trouble getting these IBM agents to work properly.

       

       

      Although I've been managing our ESX Environment for years now, I'd still consider myself a 100% newbie when it comes to any Lynix based stuff.  I can do it if it's spelled out to me but that's about it.

       

       

      All I'm looking for here is the basic snmp trap alerts.  Hard Drive predictive failues, P/S failures, etc.  Any and all help GREATLY appreciated!

       

       

        • 1. Re: Is there no EASY installation method? IBM Director and ESX 3.5
          azn2kew Champion

          Here's the instruction how to do it from this forum.  Forgot who sent this but seems working fine.

           

           

          Installing IBM Director Agent 5.20:

           

          1-Copy IBM Director Agent installation files to /tmp directry on the ESX host

          2-If there's an RSA II card in the server, go to /tmp/IBM-Director-Agent/1-RSAII-Daemon. If not, go to step 8

          3-Launch this command to get full access on the files:chmod 777 *

          4-Launch this command: rpm -ivh *.rpm

          5-Go to /tmp/IBM-Director-Agent/2-USBASM-Driver

          6-Launch this command to get full access on the files:chmod 777 *

          7-Launch this command: rpm -ivh ibmusbasm-1.33-2.i386.rpm

          8-Go to /tmp/IBM-Director-Agent/3-IBM-Director-Agent

          9-Launch this command to get full access on the files:chmod 777 *

          10-Launch this command: tar -xvf dir5.20_agent_linux.tar

          11-Go to /tmp/IBM-Director-Agent/3-IBM-Director-Agent/FILES

          12-Launch this command: ./dir5.20_agent_linux.sh

          13-At this step, you may either restart the host or launch this command: /opt/ibm/director/bin/twgstart

           

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          Regards,

           

          Stefan Nguyen

          iGeek Systems LLC.

          VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Consultant

           

           

          • 2. Re: Is there no EASY installation method? IBM Director and ESX 3.5
            TroyB Hot Shot

            Thank you so much for the response!  I saw that post, but I guess my biggest question is, how do I give it all the trap information?  When I run the HP SIM agent install as an example, it asks me for the trap/destination info during the install process, but this IBM agent doesn't ask me anything.

            • 3. Re: Is there no EASY installation method? IBM Director and ESX 3.5
              TroyB Hot Shot

              If I modify the snmpd.conf file to have all the settings I need, will the IBM Director Agent just pick those settings up maybe?  I have the ESX Host added to the IBM Directir server and it's reporting reboots just fine, but from what I gather, there's no real way to test traps like you can with Open Manage and SIM by just removing a drive / redundnat p/s?